In today's digitally connected world, ensuring a safe and secure online environment for you and your family has become paramount. As our reliance on the internet grows, so does the need for advanced network protection and parental controls. That's where Kosciusko Connect's Guardian Protection, Powered by ProtectIQ and ExperienceIQ, comes in. With its comprehensive suite of features, Guardian not only safeguards your home network but also empowers you to customize and monitor your internet experience. In this article we’ll take a look at the expert recommendations when it comes to kids and screen time and dive into how Guardian protect your family, giving you peace of mind.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises the following screen time guidelines by age range:
Under 2 years old: Limit to shared screen time with parents
2-5 years old: No more than one hour per day
5-17 years old: No more than two hours per day (homework not included)
It probably won't surprise you to learn that most children are logging far more hours than this guideline in front of screens – by as much as 4 times! The short and long-term effects of too much time spent on screens can negatively impact sleep quality, mental health, educational performance, and social development.
Recommendations to promote healthy screen time:
Limit access to screens 30-60 minutes before bedtime
Do not allow screens during family meals
Set a good example with your own safe and healthy screen habits
If a pattern of heavy screentime already exists in your home, it could be daunting to consider changing the rules. It might be helpful to start slowly by implementing one recommendation at a time. When you do make the decision to embrace healthy screen time recommendations, Kosciusko Connect’s Guardian will be a fantastic tool to help you take control of your household’s digital network. Guardian can do it all and it never stops working to protect you and your family.
Guardian offers a range of features designed to enhance your in-home Wi-Fi experience while prioritizing your family's safety. For just $12.95/month, you gain access to advanced network security, in-depth parental controls, and device management tools.
As a parent, it's natural to be concerned about your children's online activities. Guardian equips you with powerful tools to ensure their safety in the digital world. You can easily block websites, applications, or entire content categories that you deem inappropriate. Additionally, you have the ability to set safe search parameters and YouTube restrictions, preventing access to explicit content in search results, videos, and comments. By proactively managing your child's online experience, you provide them with a safe and nurturing environment for exploration and learning.
Understanding how internet usage impacts your household is crucial for maintaining healthy screen time habits. Guardian provides a comprehensive overview of internet activity across all devices connected to your Wi-Fi network. From monitoring online behavior to setting screen time limits for specific applications and devices, you have full control over how your family engages with the digital world. By setting reasonable boundaries and prioritizing device usage, you can ensure a balanced lifestyle and foster healthy relationships with technology.
While many of us are diligent about securing our computers, we often overlook the vulnerabilities of other connected devices within our homes. Guardian goes beyond traditional virus protection by safeguarding all devices, from smartphones to smart thermostats to baby monitors. By actively monitoring incoming traffic and blocking suspicious activity, Guardian protects your personal information and prevents unauthorized access to your network. It also provides timely notifications whenever a security issue is detected, allowing you to take immediate action and stay one step ahead of potential threats.
Most would agree that it is increasingly important to prioritize the safety and well-being of your family online. However, that doesn’t mean it’s an easy task. Kosciusko Connect's Guardian helps simplify the process. Guardian offers a comprehensive solution to enhance your in-home Wi-Fi experience while ensuring a secure and controlled environment for your loved ones. With advanced network security, in-depth parental controls, and device management capabilities, Guardian empowers you to take charge of your internet experience. By investing in Guardian, you not only protect your family from potential threats but also promote healthier screen time habits that foster overall well-being. Embrace the digital future with confidence, knowing that Kosciusko Connect has you covered with our Guardian network protection service.